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Harman Fortified Church

Location: Harman, Transylvania – Central Romania
Address: Strada Pietei 2, Harman - Brasov county
Nearest large town: Brasov (5 miles south)
Nearest train stations: Brasov, Prejmer
Call Harman Church at 0729 745 210

Located in the heart of Harman (Honigburg in German, meaning Honey-Hill), Harman Evangelical fortified church dates back to the 13th-century when Saxon settlers built the original structure.
Strong walls, bulwarks and massive towers were added.

The square-shaped choir, flanked by two chapels features a vault resembling a cross. The Cistercian style of the church can also be observed in the, still-standing, original round windows with four lobes.

The south chapel has been preserved in its initial state while the north chapel was rebuilt in the 15th century.
The exterior vaults of the chapel are sculptured in stone and have a human face at each end.

Harman Fortified Church

Harman Evangelical church, built in 1240
Chapel (built in 1298) featuring 15th-Century murals
190-ft high bell-tower
15th-Century fortifications, with 20-ft. thick walls
Unique collection of antique knotted carpets and textiles
Community siege living quarter & provisions storerooms
Harman Ethnographic Museum
Harman Fortified Church is one of the 25 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Romania

Harman Fortress Visiting Hours (Program de Vizitare Cetatea Harman):

April 1 to October 31
9 am - 6 pm (Monday -- Saturday),
10 am - 6 pm (Sunday)

November 1 to March 31
Daily: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Church closes to visitors, without notice, when hosting pre-booked events.

Harman Fortress Video

Admission charge:
Adults: 10 Lei (approx. $2.50)
Children (6 to 10 y.o.): 5 lei
Children 6 y.o. and youger: free
30-minutes guided tour: 60 lei ($15)
45-minutes guided tour: 80 lei ($20)

Harman Fortified Church